Sleeping Dogs: Life Lessons Learned

The only way to drive beyond first gear in a Hong Kong traffic jam is to drive in the middle of the road.

The only way to move beyond first gear or indeed, get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time, is to drive in the middle of two lanes.

You can neither call a cab, nor will taxis stop for you if you wait patiently by the pavement. To prevent the scenario of sprinting after a taxi that will never stop, stand in a busy intersection and block all traffic with your body until enough taxis arrive to take your pick.

You can neither call a cab, nor will taxis stop for you if you wait patiently by the pavement. To prevent the scenario of vainly sprinting after a taxi that will never deign to stop, stand in a busy intersection and block all traffic with your body until enough taxis arrive to take your pick.

Karaoke is an important skill for an undercover cop.

Karaoke is a requisite skill to master for police work.

Little game quirks aside, it’s pretty enjoyable.

I finished the main storyline in a couple days, which had some poignant moments, if a little predictable.

Felt it was worth extending my time with the game by a few more days via collecting all the stuff that can be collected – which isn’t something I do with every game.

Case in point, I didn’t make it through Assassin’s Creed flag collection (nor the main story either, though one day…) nor games in the Grand Theft Auto or Saints Row or Mafia series, but did devote the time for Batman: Arkham Aslyum and Arkham City. Sleeping Dogs joins the latter group.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for the DLC when it goes on sale again, as I -would- be keen on playing a couple more missions in this setting, even with added cheesy supernatural elements. Guess it’s just another movie theme to revisit.

We should see another 75-80% off during the summer sale.

Fingers crossed, anyway.

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2 thoughts on “Sleeping Dogs: Life Lessons Learned

  1. Been interesting reading your thoughts on Sleeping Dogs.

    I discovered it about a year ago and really enjoyed it. I’d say its one of the most under-rated games of the previous console generation. The story was really good fun, and one of the few that I’ve ever completed and then gone and aimed for 100% completion.

    I’m not sure what it is about Sleeping Dogs, but its just good fun. I especially loved the martial arts – there just isn’t enough of them outside of the Tekken & co bunch.

  2. […] Dogs was an unexpected gem that never quite got its day in the sun. Hell, it took me two posts before it sunk in that I really kinda liked […]

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